Dossier 11: A Lighter Internet

Audio Report: Data Centre Tour

On 23 September we organised The Hmm’s Data Centre Tour visiting the Wieringermeerpolder where Microsoft and Google have built their hyperscale data centres. Together with a wide range of speakers and other guests, we contemplated and investigated our relations to this vital, yet often invisible, part of internet infrastructure. You can find more information on the event and the speakers here.

Instead of live streaming, we choose a more low tech alternative to cover this event: an audio report. Dija Kabba and Mitchell van Ommeren from Studio Kabba hopped in our bus, recorded talks of the speakers, caught the sound of spinning data centers and talked to visitors. Listen here to their report: